NCL announces two new Aussie BDMs as cruising goes from strength to strength

NCL announces two new Aussie BDMs as cruising goes from strength to strength
Edited by Travel Weekly


    After an exceptional start to the year, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of two new BDM’s reporting to director field sales AUS/NZ, Angela Middleton.

    Brad Hanna is the new BDM for both South and Western Australia, a committed cruise enthusiast who has industry experience working as a cabin crew for multiple airlines and most recently a BDM for a global air charter operator.

    Brad Hanna. (Supplied)

    “I’m delighted to join the NCL team at such an inspiring time for the brand and the broader cruise industry and I can’t wait to tap into the growing demand,” Hanna said.

    “There really is a cruise for everyone, and multigenerational and group bookings offer a huge growth opportunity for travel partners.

    “You could probably book 14 two-week cruises in the same time it would take to book one 14-night FIT itinerary – so I’m looking forward to help travel partners work smarter, not harder.”

    Aaron Dodkin is the new BDM for NSW and the ACT, bringing a wealth of experience from previous roles with hotels and a decade in Dubai with Emirates and local BDM roles with Australia tour companies.

    Aaron Dodkin. (Supplied) 

    “It’s no secret cruise in Australia is booming and NCL is in a major growth phase,” Dodkin said.

    “I have had first-hand experience cruising with NCL and am excited to spearhead the brand’s sales efforts in the pivotal NSW & ACT markets.

    “I’m keen to boost awareness of NCL’s unique value proposition and share practical insights with agents to help grow their business.”

    Both appointments follow a period of robust growth and outstanding performance for the local NCL business and demonstrate the Company’s commitment to providing first-class support to its valued travel partner community.

    Latest News

    • Food & Beverage

    Four Seasons Hotel Sydney popular Aperitivo returns to Grain Bar

    Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is relaunching its popular Aperitivo, now located in the George St venue’s award-winning Grain Bar. Originally launched into Mode Kitchen & Bar in 2023, Aperitivo is inspired by the classic Italian evening ritual where guests enjoy a cocktail, paired with traditional Italian antipasti bites. It became a much-loved offering for Sydneysiders […]

    • Destinations
    • Hotels

    The Myconian Collection adds Myconian Sunrise Agrari Beach to its portfolio

    The Myconian Collection has announced the addition of Sunrise Agrari Beach to its portfolio of properties in Mykonos, Greece. The addition of the property brings the collection to a total of 14 properties located in breathtaking sites across the island. The new addition has been redesigned and relaunched, promising an idyllic escape for travellers seeking […]

    • Hotels

    OUTRIGGER Kona Resort and Spa completes US$60 million renovation

    Hawai’i’s OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa has completed its US$60 million (AU$90 million) renovation as is once again ready to welcome guests to Keauhou, a name that signifies “New Era”. The revitalised 511 guest rooms/suites and meeting spaces blend the property’s heritage and reverence for voyaging with modern aesthetics. The concept of “koi au” inspired […]